Shravanabelagola, August 25, 2004: Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala inaugurated the first meeting of the Mahamasthakabhishekha of the national committee and opined that this religious event at Shravanabelagola has drawn the attention of the world towards India and compared it to that of Olympic games taking place in Athens (Greece). He felt that Bahubali’s sacrifice and meditation have modified the lives of individuals towards spirituality and considered that it has lit the light for world peace. He complimented the committee and declared it as representing the parliament of the followers of religion. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)